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Economists predict more slow growth

In a no surprises review, economists at the University of Connecticut predict the state’s economy will continue to recover at a sluggish pace.

Update: Senate narrowly approves $37.6 billion budget

The budget, which maintains state aid to municipalities and invests in higher education, includes no new taxes but does include extensions of several taxes that were set to expire.

State launches tax calculator

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo launched an online tax calculator last week to help residents calculate the impact of tax changes on state revenues.

100 businesses back UConn investment

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced April 11 that more than 100 companies and business groups support his proposal to invest $1.5 billion into the University of Connecticut.

Legislators spar over Malloy policies

State legislators were quick to critique Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s economic development polices at a legislative panel March 19 hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County.

Hospitals continue fight over budget cuts

The Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) sent a letter last week to Connecticut legislators encouraging them to oppose Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's 2014 and 2015 fiscal year budget proposal, which cuts hospital funding by $550 million.

State budget braces for sequester

Unless U.S. Congress members take further action, Connecticut officials are bracing for roughly $58.7 million in lost federal funding for the 2013 fiscal year.

Long-term care shifts to in-home setting

Home-based health care organizations across the state are rallying around the governor’s proposal to continue rebalancing the state’s long-term health care options away from hospitals and nursing homes to cheaper community-based care options.

Budget includes $1 billion for clean water, system upgrades

As part of his budget proposal for the state’s 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called for $1 billion to bolster efforts to clean up the sound and to protect against future flood damage.

State budget puts hospitals in code red

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed several cost-saving measures in his 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, including significant cuts to hospitals, which hospitals greatly oppose.

Investing in the future, with prudence

With the state in a precarious fiscal position, Malloy and the General Assembly would do well to re-think the scale of the “Next Generation” proposal to target improvements that can be made without the state having to bond for $1.54 billion in capital upgrades.

CBIA calls for more state budget cuts

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association announced its opposition to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget proposal released Feb. 6.

Malloy: Budget ‘keeps us firmly in balance’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a $43.8 billion budget plus $6 billion in capital expenditures for the state’s 2014 and 2015 fiscal years that includes hundreds of millions of dollars for economic development and millions more for programs to assist municipalities.

Office of Early Childhood established

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Feb. 4 a new Office of Early Childhood for improved programs and services for children ages zero to five.

Governor calls for expansion of state education reforms

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Feb. 1 a $14.1 million proposal to expand the state's education reform efforts.